Downgrading Phone: What Phone to Get? (Budget $100 - $250)

Hi all. This is a bit odd, but I'm wanting to downgrade my phone. Needing some extra cash. I purchased my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for $514 via trade in. Mobile Monster is offering $510.

Budget is $100-$250. I'll be just using it for Facebook, Netflix, downloading files.

Just having 4G isn't an issue.

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  • +1 vote

    I personally can't imagine things getting bad enough to need to downgrade my phone.
    I don't have any suggestions for cheaper phones, but I do hope things get better for you real soon.

    • +2 votes

      No need to imagine it. Shit happens.

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        There's been quite a few times where I've gone for days without food (just had no money), but the thought of downgrading my phone isn't something I've given much thought to (and if I had to think about it now, I don't think the few hundred dollars I'd get from selling my phone would last for very long at all).

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      yeah personaly if money was such an issue i wouldn't have got an mid tier phone 500 plus in the first place, but yeah free market

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        I purchased it last year when it was first released. Money wasn't an issue then,but it is now.

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    I'd be looking into the Motorola G series.

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      I was thinking of getting the G30. I'm not a heavy user.

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    Without getting too much in to it, will freeing up as little as $250 (if you potentially spend the upper limit of the budget) fix your dilemma?

    I think anything cheap from Oppo, Motorola etc will do the job ok but I wouldn't expect too much out of it for the price you're paying really.

    Perhaps a used phone will offer better value?

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    That sucks. I'm just wondering if there's something else you can cut back on. How much are you paying for home internet and phone plan?

    • +5 votes

      agree, OP should revisit spending habits, I'm sure this and this are the tip of the iceberg.

      • -2 votes

        Oh,bugger off.

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          We're honestly trying to help. The cost of multiple subscriptions (P+, Netflix, disney and vpn) add up. Sailing the high seas is an option (not condoning this) and there are a few free streaming services such as ABC iview, SBS on demand and youtube and some libraries.

          Any other things you can cut back on? having a slow phone is painful

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            @Caped Baldy: I only have Netflix (via the Turkey method) I'm not subbed to P+ I can't get it to work on my end. I have a VPN,which i did through cashrewards.

            I don't drink or smoke.

            One of my dogs has been sick and I've spent $1,000 thus far. She's a senior dog and I don't know how long she has left,tbh..

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        op spending big on brand name chips like lays,

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          Yes,only having once and costing $2.50 from Aldi.

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    consider the costs of a downgrade, my cheaper sub 200 phone is laggy, i sometimes miss calls,

    there are lots of offers with phones that have nfc too,

    real me c3 is fine i guess,

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    https://au.banggood.com/POCO-M3-Pro-5G-NFC-Global-Version-Di...

    Almost $250. Not laggy at all. Host of features. It took just over 1 week to arrive to me near Brisbane (shipped via Sydney).

    Has Android 11. Will likely be upgraded to 12. It most likely will only get security updates beyond that.

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    Feedback from the Budget smart phone poll indicates the realme C3 is a pretty decent budget device.

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    Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC or Pro FTW.

    They smashed the last poll https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/620812

  • +3 votes

    OP go poof

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      Yea, I wonder what happened

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